Wuhan coronavirus: patients locked up at homes without treatment

During his visit to the epicenter of the novel coronavirus, China’s Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan said authorities in Hubei province, including its capital Wuhan, must take resolute measures to make sure all people needing medical assistance are admitted to medical facilities for the novel coronavirus pneumonia.

Unfortunately, this is just propaganda. Instead of admitting patients into medical facilities, what the Chinese government does now is to lock many patients up in their homes across the country. People will be severely punished if they leave their homes without permission.

How can the people go to the medical facilities if they cannot even leave their homes or buildings?

And the Chinese government simply cannot keep up with the spread of the virus.

This door was locked from outside with a paper seal which will be broken when the door is opened. The yellow sign is to track the patient’s state.
A man’s voice in this video says: “It’s over. They are welding the door disallowing us to leave the building. The next will be my building, the number six building.”

China State Media’s Propaganda:

Authorities in Hubei province, including its capital Wuhan, must take resolute measures to make sure all people needing medical assistance are admitted to medical facilities for the novel coronavirus pneumonia, Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan said.

Sun made the comment while leading a guiding team organized by the central government to inspect the province on its disease control and prevention over the past few days, Xinhua News Agency reported on Saturday.

To provide more beds to accommodate more patients and suspicious cases, such as close contacts of confirmed patients, in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, the team has organized 20 emergency medical teams to build three-cabin hospitals with a total of 4,000 beds and accelerated transforming hotels, training centers, and college dorms into places for quarantine and treatment of patients.

The guiding team has also organized more than 11,000 medical staff members from across China to send them to Wuhan to help combat the outbreak.

While visiting Leishenshan Hospital in Wuhan, which was specially built to receive patients with novel coronavirus pneumonia, on Saturday, Sun urged the hospital to race against time to save patients and increase the turnover of the beds so more patients can receive treatment.

Meanwhile, measures should be taken to ensure the safety of medical staff, she said.

Source: Chinese State Media

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